KATHMANDU, Oct 7: Nepali Congress (NC) Central Working Committee (CWC) meeting on Sunday is set to endorse the statute of the party's student wing, Nepal Students Union (NSU).
The failure on the part of the NC CWC to endorse the statute of NSU has affected the calendar of its general convention. Although the 12th General Convention of NSU was originally scheduled to be held last November, this could not happen due to the failure of the party's CWC to endorse its statute.
NC Joint General Secretary Prakash Sharan Mahat said the CWC meeting will also hold discussions on other concurrent issues besides endorsing the NSU statute. However, the issue of the party's Disciplinary Committee will not figure in the meeting as President Sher Bahadur Deuba and senior leader Ram Chandra Paudel are yet to reach consensus on many of the issues incorporated in the statute.
CWC has failed to finalize the Disciplinary Committee as Deuba and Paudel factions are at odds over the number of members and the nomination of the coordinator of the committee.
During the CWC meeting on Sunday, the party's Statute Drafting Committee is likely to present the suggestions they collected from their consultation meetings held at 12 different places across the country. Although there are suggestions to provide additional rights to the president, many influential leaders of the party are against it.
The CWC meeting will also dwell on various concurrent issues including the rape and murder of Nirmala Panta and the failure of police to nab the culprit(s). The party will also bring out its views on a number of issues including increasing corruption, inflation and overall political situation of the country.